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PUBLIC LAW 000—MMMM. DD, 1957

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PUBLIC LAW 85-289-SEPT. 4, 1957

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Public Law 85-289 AN ACT September 4, 1957 [H. R. 9406] To amend the Act of June 23, 1949, as amended, to provide that telephone and telegraph service furnished Members of the House of Representatives shall he computed on a biennial rather than an annual basis. House of Representatives. Te 1 ep hone and telegraph service. 63 Stat. 264.

Te 1 e p hone toll charges.

Charges on telegrams.

Effective date.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 2 of the Act entitled "An Act relating to telephone and telegraph service and clerk hire for Members of the House of Representatives", approved June 23, 1949, as amended (2 U.S.C. sec. 46g), is amended to I'ead as follows: "SEC. 2. In the case of any Member of the House of Representatives other than the Speaker, the majority leader, the minority leader, the majority whip, and the minority whip, there shall be paid under the first section of this Act— "(1) toll charges on strictly official long-distance telephone calls made by or on behalf of the Member, aggregating not more than six thousand minutes during a term, except that if a Member is elected for a portion of a term, the aggregate number of minutes with respect to which toll charges may be paid under the first section for such portion of a term shall be reduced to a number which is the same percentage of six thousand as the number of days of his service in such portion of a term is of the total number of days in a term; and "(2) charges on strictly official telegrams, cablegrams, and radiograms sent by or on behalf of the Member aggregating during a term not more than forty thousand words of which not more than four thousand may be in telegrams, cablegrams, and radiograms sent to or from a point outside the United States, or its Territories or possessions, except that if a Member is elected for a portion of a term the aggregate number of words with respect to which charges may be paid under the first section for such portion of a term shall be reduced to a number which is the same percentage of forty thousand as the number of days of his service in such portion of a term is of the total number of days in a term. For the purposes of this section, the word 'term ' means the period beginning at noon on January 3 of an odd-numbered calendar year and ending at noon on January 3 of the next succeeding odd-numbered calendar year." SEC. 2. The amendment made by the first section of this Act shall take effect as of noon, January 3, 1957. Approved September 4, 1957. Public Law 85-290

September 4, 1957

[H. J. Res. 453]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Kstablishlng that the.second regular.se.ssion of the SHth Congress convene at noon on Tuesday, January 7, 1958.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United. states of America in Congress assembled, That the second regular session of the Eighty-fifth Congress shall begin at noon on Tuesday, January 7, 1958. Approved September 4, 1957.